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Articles & Talks about the traditional faith and history of Anglicanism.

Rev. Dr. Peter Adam,

Graduated from Durham University with a PhD in systematic theology on the theme of the Imitation of Christ in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Vicar of St Jude’s Carlton, Australia he served for twenty years. He was later elected a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral and served as Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne.

Rev. Dr. Andrew Atherstone

a graduate of both Cambridge and Oxford Universities, he is currently Tutor in History and Doctrine at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He also serves as research fellow of the Latimer Trust an Anglican research institute at Oxford University.

Bishop Wallace Parke Benn

an Evangelical Anglican churchman and former area Bishop of Lewes in the Diocese of Chichester. He is a member of REFORM a conservative evangelical grouping in the Church of England.

In this excellent talk Bishop Wallace Benn explains the Biblical nature and outworking of evangelical episcopacy with historical insights from Bishop Ussher. The second link is an article explaining the importance of confirmation from the perspective of one of Bishop Benn’s confirmands.

Rev. Dr. Gerald Bray,

is a well known British theologian, church historian and Anglican clergyman ordained in the Church of England. He holds a B.A. McGill University and a MLitt and DLitt University of Paris-Sorbonne. A prolific author, Bray has published many scholarly articles and books, including The Doctrine of God in the Contours of Christian Theology series (of which he is also the general editor) and Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present. He edited Galatians, Ephesians, the first volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture and is editor of the Anglican Theological journal Churchman.

Rev. Dr. Lee Gatiss

is a graduate of Oxford University, Westminster Theological Seminary and Cambridge University (Ph.D. in 17th century biblical interpretation ). In addition to teaching 15-17th century church history at Cambridge University and at the Wales Evangelical School of Theology he is the current director of the Church Society.

Rev. Dr. W.H. Griffith Thomas

Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, admired and endorsed by J.I. Packer and Alister McGrath, his classic standard introduction to the 39 Articles of Religion demonstrates unambiguously its Reformed and Protestant character.

Rev. Canon Stanley Holbrooke-Jones

(1927 – 2010), M.A. Dip. Th. was formerly Rector of St James, Poole & Director of the Church Society Trust. In this article he explores what led to the prominence of the Anglo-Catholic movement in the Church of England and why this is a betrayal of the true nature of historic Anglicanism as it was established.

Rev. Canon Dr. Henry Jansma

is the Canon Theologian for CANA East and rector of All Souls Anglican Church in New Jersey. A graduate of both Westminster Seminary in PA and The University of Durham, in the UK (Ph.D.). Dr. Jansma has taught homiletics in both the Diocese of Lincoln Lay Reader School and at Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Blue Bell, PA. He has also taught Reformation History in the Diocese of New Jersey Deacon School. His Ph.D. thesis is The Prophetic Office in the Theology of John Calvin. Dr. Jansma remains an ardent student of the Reformation period, particularly in early Anglican theology and the Elizabethan Puritan movement. The following papers were produced for CANA East.

Rev. Dr. Michael Jensen

is the rector at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Darling Point, Australia and is the author of My God, My God: Is it Possible to Believe Anymore? He teaches theology at Sydney’s Moore College. The following is an excellent brief introduction to the core essentials of authentic Anglicanism:

Archbishop Peter Jensen

the retired Archbishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales in the Anglican Church of Australia. An outspoken evangelical and adherent of confessional protestant & reformed Anglicanism his talks are always worth listening to (see his “Why I am Evangelical, Protestant & Reformed at the bottom of this page).

Rev. Phillip Jensen

is an Australian clergyman in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and the former Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral.

John Jewell,

English Reformer and Bishop of Salisbury (1522-1571). His “Apology of the Church of England” makes it plain that the difference between the Church of England and the Church of Rome are theological differences. The Reformation was not a mistake, and the Protestant Reformed Church of England which sprung from it was not an unfortunate anomaly.

Rev. Richard Lepage II, MA

an ordained CANA East presbyter and vicar of Reformation Anglican Church in Gray, Maine joins the rest of the Anglican Forum team consisting of the Rev. Canon Dr. Henry JansmaRev. Dr. Jonathan Smith and Rev. Matt Kennedy to discuss the vital importance of restoring the 39 Articles of Religion to their role as the confessional standard of Anglicanism as they were originally established to be.

Rev. Dr. Alister McGrath

nglican theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, and Christian apologist. He is currently the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford.

The Rev. Dr. Ian Paul

studied pure maths at St John’s College, Oxford and applied maths (Operational Research) at the University of Southampton. He trained for ordination in the Church of England at St John’s College, Nottingham, where he also did a PhD in New Testament which he has taught at both Nottingham and Fuller Seminary.

The Very Rev. Andrew Pearson,

Dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, gives a lecture on the Protestant & Reformed roots and core of Anglicanism, highlighting that Anglicanism is anything but “Catholic Lite.”

Rev. Canon Dr. Ashley Null

is an internationally respected scholar on the grace and gratitude theology of the English Reformation. Holding research degrees from Yale and the University of Cambridge, he currently holds a research post at Humboldt University of Berlin and is a visiting fellow at the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University and St. John’s College, Durham University. His project is editing the private theological notebooks of Thomas Cranmer.

In the following lecture, because justification by faith emphasized personal faith, persuasion was important to the Protestant Reformers. The verb ‘allure’ was thus closely connected with their expression of the Gospel, and this is reflected in the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer which is examined with great pastoral warmth in the following talk:

Rev. Dr. J.I. Packer,

Oxford University graduate and noted Reformed Evangelical Anglican, author, and theologian. He is considered to be one of the most important evangelical theologians of the late 20th century.

Rev. Roger Salter,

Rector of St. Matthews Anglican Church in the city of Birmingham, AL. The first article below is an excellent concise summary of the Anglican faith.

Dr. Jean-Louis Quantin,

an internationally respected professor and scholar of Reformation history at the Sorbonne in Paris discusses, in this interview, his study of the doctrinal commitments that prevailed among the divines of the Church of England. His close examination of the primary sources is reveals how the divines judged disputes in doctrinal matters, and in particular their unique reliance on Scripture and the Church Fathers as the key for settling doctrinal disputes.

John Charles Ryle

Anglican theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, and Christian apologist. He is currently the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford.

Rev. Dr. Mark Thompson,

Principal, Head of Department of Theology, Philosophy & Ethics – Moore Theological College, Sydney Australia.

Augustus Montague Toplady,

Noted Anglican minister, apologist & hymn writer (1740-1778). Contemporary and friend of noted Anglican evangelist George Whitefield (1714-1770).  In his famous two works The Church of England Vindicated from the Charge of Arminianism (1769) and The Historic Proof of the Doctrinal Calvinism of the Church of England (1774) he exhaustively proves that Calvinism, not Arminianism, was the historical position of the Church of England.

Rev. Adam Charles Young,

An ordained Church of England clergyman and graduate of Wycliffe Hall (University of Oxford) who currently serves the parishes of Emmanuel Church Saltburn and Saint Thomas New Marske. Rev. Young is a talented preacher and an articulate defender of the historic defining Formularies of the Church of England (The 39 Articles of Religion, The Book of Common Prayer and the Ordinal). His writings carefully demonstrate how the Formularies consistently testify to the pure Gospel faith plainly seen in Holy Scripture and he is a refreshing advocate for restoring the Anglican church to its original and established purpose, namely, a church that upholds and defends “the true profession of the Gospel and the Protestant Reformed religion.”

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